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Department of Mechanical Engineering

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About us

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, started right at the inception of BITS-Pilani – Hyderabad Campus in August 2008. The Department has been ranked 351-400 as per the 2021 QS World Rankings in the field of Mechanical Engineering. It is one of the largest department in terms of faculty strength, consisting of five (5) Professors, seven (7) Associate Professors, eighteen (18) Assistant professors and one (1) adjunct. The department offers three tier structure of education i.e., B.E (Hons), M.E and PhD programmes with nearly 800 undergraduates, 100 post graduates and 80 Ph.D. students on roll. The department has dynamic and dedicated faculty, ably supported by competent technical and administrative staff. The laboratories are well equipped with some of the state-of-the-art scientific instruments and systems to undertake high-end teaching, research and developmental activities.
The department has evolved over time to keep up with the ever-increasing challenges in technology development, while maintaining a strong base in the fundamental aspects of Mechanical Engineering. The basic objective is to generate high quality graduates through meticulous coursework and futuristic research activities. The students in the department are exposed to the problems faced by today’s societies, and are trained to address those problems through innovative thinking to develop appropriate technological solutions. In addition to the regular academic work, the students of the department are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities and workshops.
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Message from HoD

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus. Our aim is to provide an environment in which all who work here can thrive, achieve their potential and do the very best. Currently, there are total of 30 faculty members in the department working in the diversified field of mechanical engineering. The research work of the faculty members has been categorized into three broad streams: Thermal and Fluids Engineering, Materials and Design Engineering, and Manufacturing Engineering. 
Our department has a distinguished record in both teaching and research. Faculty members have excellent academic credentials and are highly regarded. They have been publishing their research works in highly reputed journals. Several faculty members serve on the editorial boards of national and international journals, review technical articles for journals on a regular basis, and organize international symposia and conferences. The total number of research projects undertaken by the faculty members during the last five years is 40 of worth more than 9 crores. We have state of the art research facilities to support our academic programs and research. The funding obtained through research projects helps us to maintain and modernise our research infrastructure further.
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  • Prof. Amit Kumar Gupta received "Top 2% Scientists in the world" award instituted by Stanford University in 2020.
  • Prof Sandip Shridharrao Deshmukh received Prof. SSR Memorial Teaching Excellence Award 2021 by BITS Pilani.
  • Mr. R. Naresh (PhD Scholar) received the Prime Minister’s Fellowship for Doctoral Research, from Feb 2020, for 4 years (Industry Collaborator: Consortium Techno Solutions Pvt. Ltd.).
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Thrust Areas of Research :
  • CAD/CAM, Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing
  • Casting and Welding, Solidification processes
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Computational Heat Transfer
  • Material Tensile Strength Characterization at High Strain rates and Temperatures
  • Nano Materials & Bio Materials
  • Product Design and Manufacturing
  • Refrigeration and Comfort Conditioning from Unconventional Energy Sources, Renewable Energy Sources, Solar energy
  • Robotics, Mechatronics and Artificial Intelligence
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Programs Offered

  • B.E. (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering
  • M.E. Design Engineering
  • M.E. Manufacturing Systems Engineering 
  • M.E. Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
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Our faculty have extensive experience in industry, research as well as teaching. Our strength is a reflection of their skills, innovation and drive. Click here for faculty profiles.



The Department of Mechanical Engineering has been sanctioned an amount of Rs. 117 lakhs from DST under the Fund for Improvement of Science & Technology (FIST 2022 Level-1).



Conference / Workshop

National Workshop on Challenges in Welding and Additive Manufacturing.
National Conference in Wind Engineering 2023 

Mechanical Engineering Department Brochure

Higher Degree Brochure


Recent Research Grants

* Prof. Jeevan Jaidi, Prof. Sujith R has received a project from ARDB, DRDO entitled "Process and hybrid design for higher productivity in FSW butt-joints of thick Al-alloy 2219 plates" Grant amount 33.116 Lakhs During 2021-24
* Prof. Sandip S. Deshmukh, Dr. Santanu Datta has received a project from DST-SERB- CRG entitled "Development of a Cost Effective Solar Energy based Drinking Water cum Cold Storage Facility for Coastal Communities in India" Grant amount 25.01 Lakhs During 2021-24
* Dr. Nitin R. Kotkunde, Prof. Navin Kumar IIT Ropar, Dr. SK Singh GRIET has received a project from ARMERB, DRDO entitled "Investigation on dynamic deformation behaviour of Tungsten Heavy Alloys (WHAs) for defence applications" Grant amount 40.74 Lakhs During 2021-24
* Prof. Sujith R., Dr. Sudha Radhika has received a project from DST SERB CRG entitled "Development of mesoporous materials with enhanced hydrogen uptake for fuel cell vehicles" Grant amount 25.67 Lakhs During 2021-24
* Dr. Satish Kumar Dubey has received a project from DST - BDTD entitled "IoT enabled wearable nasal cap for air filter, viral guard and sensors for early detection of Covid-19 symptoms" Grant amount 20.15 Lakhs During 2021-24
* Dr. Nitin R. Kotkunde has received a project from DST SERB CRG entitled "Enhancement of Mechanical Properties and Forming Behavior of AZ31 Alloy using Shear Deformation Techniques for Automotive and Aerospace Applications" Grant amount 26.66 Lakhs During 2021-24
* Piyush Verma has received a project from DST-SERB- SRG entitled "Development of Tribologically Optimized Laser Cladded Friction Material for Automotive Brake Pad-Disc System" Grant amount 12.089 Lakhs During 2021-23
* Mrinal K Jagirdar has received a project from DST-SERB- SRG entitled "Development of a high-efficiency, all-weather Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG) comprising of low-temperature-swing driven desiccant coated fin-tube heat exchangers" Grant amount 29.97 Lakhs During 2021-23
* Prabhakaran Saravanan has received a project from DST-SERB- SRG entitled "Tribological behavior of Scalable and Low-cost Multilayered MoS₂ Coatings for Hydrogen Valve Applications" Grant amount 23.8 Lakhs During 2021-23
* Prof. G. R. Sabareesh has received a project from TPU Wind Engineering entitled "Comparison of external and internal pressures in tornado-like flow obtained using different simulators world-wide" Grant amount 24.75 Lakhs During 2021-23
* Prof. S. P. Regalla, Dr. Kurra Suresh has received a project from DST SERB CRG entitled "Enhanced Strength-to-weight Ratio INCONEL-718 Alloy Structures Made by Additive Manufacturing for Aerospace Applications" Grant amount 25.34 Lakhs During 2021-23
* Dr. Arshad Javed, Prof. Sanket Goel, Dr. Satish Kumar Dubey has received a project from NSM - HPC entitled "Real time Investigation of various analyses using droplet microfluidics integrated with high-speed vision" Grant amount 21.22 Lakhs During 2021-23
* Prof. N. S. K. Reddy has received a project from DRDO entitled "Simulation and analysis of cellular materials against blast loading" Grant amount 9.77 Lakhs During 2021-23
* Dr. Pardha Saradhi G V, Prof. Sandip S. Deshmukh has received a project from Nvidia entitled "Development of heterogeneous MPI-CUDA based parallel 3D fluid-structure solver" Grant amount 16 Lakhs During 2021-22
* Dr. Kurra Suresh has received a project from DRDO CARS entitled "Development studies on evaluation of paint for composite substrate" Grant amount 16.24 Lakhs During 2021-22

Placements in A.Y. 2022-23

* Congratulations to Jeewangini Manjkhola (a B.E. student) for getting an offer from Cisco with an annual package of 24.3 lakhs.
* Congratulations to Aditya Acharya (a B.E. student) for getting an offer from BNY Mellon with an annual package of 21.6 lakhs.
* Congratulations to Ujjwal Raj Moharana (a B.E. student) for getting an offer from Epimoney Pvt. Ltd. with an annual package of 20 lakhs.
* Congratulations to Bhelonde Ameya Ravindra, Hemanth Mahantu & Shrinivas Nagraj Reddy (B.E. students) for getting an offer from Rupifi with an annual package of 19 lakhs.
* Congratulations to Jeyapriyan M (a M.E. student) for getting an offer from Micron with an annual package of 23.4 lakhs.

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